Yesterday, September 30, at approximately 1:25 PM, Indiana State Police All Crimes Policing Team members M/Trooper Trey Lytton, Trooper Connor Giesler, and K9 Trooper Kaitlyn Greene conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche on Eureka Rd and CR 200 W, near Rockport.

Benjamin D. Shepherd, 35, of Owensboro, KY

During the traffic stop, Trooper Greene’s K9, Drogos, alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. 

During a search of the vehicle, approximately 17.5 grams of methamphetamine was located. 

The driver, Benjamin D. Shepherd, 35, of Owensboro, KY, was also found to be in possession of a substantial amount of cash. 

Shepherd was arrested and transported to the Spencer County Jail on the charges of:

  • Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 4 Felony
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony.

All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.